The Clean Water Program works to keep pollutants like litter, pesticides, automotive chemicals and other harmful substances out of Alameda County’s creeks, wetlands and the Bay.
We offer education and outreach to residents throughout the county to help them do their part in reducing stormwater pollution during everyday activities, including programs just for schools. Our annual grants fund pollution prevention projects led by community-based organizations to support the Program’s efforts. The Program also helps business owners and managers understand water pollution prevention regulations that affect them, and adopt best practices to stay in compliance.
A fairly new area of Program activities is Green Infrastructure —landscape designs and construction practices that help filter stormwater prior to discharge to the storm drain system.
Lastly, the Program monitors pollutants present in our creeks, lakes and the Bay, to track and evaluate trends that impact water quality and initiate necessary actions.